Development of Quick Change Breakaway Sign Support Systems to Be Used As an Alternative to Installing Small Wood Posts in Augered Holes in Soil

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) sign maintenance crews install and replace small wooden roadside signposts in certain locations where exposure to traffic is a particular concern. Caltrans designed, fabricated, installed, tested, and monitored a new type of permanent reusable foundation system. The system enables maintenance crews to remove wood sign post stubs quickly and replace the damaged post within 10 minutes for typical installations. System tests showed that many installations have been within the desired 10 minute time frame, some as low as four minutes. Overall, crew responses have been favorable.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 50p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01533095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA/TL-98/14, F94TL31
  • Created Date: May 14 2014 1:56PM